Students not needing to wear school uniform makes Malaysians angry

by | Sep 13, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

With schools reopening on October 3, the government has chosen students are not required to wear uniforms within the school premises.

The Education Minister, Datuk Dr Radzi Jidin, said that they do not want to put pressure on parents to provide new school uniforms.

He added, “There are almost five million students in the country who come from various socioeconomic backgrounds. What’s important is to bring these students back to school because they have been away for too long.”

But his statements have found Malaysians riled up against him.

Shanti Gurunathan on Facebook wrote that attire is the of the people’s concern. She said, “Roll out the vaccination for children. Make sure everyone in school have been vaccinated as well. Reassure us as parents that you know what you are doing and our children’s safety is of the utmost importance. Who cares about attire?”

David Ong claimed that Radzi is more concerned about school uniform than student’s health and education. Giving such a nonsense excuse definitely cannot be accepted because school uniform is one of the symbols for student’s discipline and attitude.

David advised that as the Education Minister, he needs to be more firm with teachers refusing to have vaccination.

Schools in Phase 1 are prepared to be closed and continue via online but Phase 2 will only reopen for Form Six second semester students, special needs students, and students taking international exams.

Radzi said that primary and secondary school classes will be split into two groups so that attendance will be capped at 50 per cent at any given time.